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of st. james. jefferson the american minister to paris. jefferson made a tremendous contribution. he sent to his friend madison over 200 bucks -- books on political thought, political history. my surmise is that some of those books must have been about the dutch federation. jefferson was not there. he did get his hands on a copy very quickly of the constitution. we e-mail the copy for him over in paris. he said, where is the bill of rights? the answer was, there is no bill of rights. every people on earth is untitled by nature -- entitled by nature to a constant -- to a bill of rights which protect them against their government. this foreshadowed a problem. george mason was one of the members of the virginia delegation. he had written the declaration of the rights for the state of virginia in 1776. it was a few months before jefferson wrote the declaration of independence. when the convention was over, mason, who was a member of the virginia delegation, was greeted would not sign the constitution. washington was -- was -- was a member of the virginia delegation, would not sign the co
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